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Sep 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
will talk about the shape specifically. i wanted to take a moment to thank our host, edwin lee, the mayor of san francisco. he has championed an equal focus on response and recovery. today he is our host in this majestic civil service building, probably the most majestic civil service building in the country. fema can take credit where credit is due. over the last several years we have been expanding especially in catastrophic planning with our partners from the greater bay area in catastrophic earthquake response plans we developed in 2008 and 2009 -- excuseç me, 2010. i wanted to set the stage about what we're here today to keep in the back of our minds. the type of event we're talking about could literally provide çdamages inñr theç scope ofç e kinds of implications. 1000 bridges totally destroyedç networks disrupted or dysfunctional for two yearsç, maritime prison for weeks or months. çthe transport of 41 key intersection of highways, taking those 335,000 cars, making it almost impossible for them to move aroundñr, then the restoration of water facilities for millions o
Sep 25, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. so please welcome our wonderful mayor edwin lee, someone we're very proud of to have as our leader. mayor lee. [ applause ] >> thank you, mary and thank you very much. good morning >> good morning. >> well, i am very happy to be here today to address you and i do, as joan was talking, as mary was reporting earlier, i do remember a year-ago having been before you that we had just in addition, to the projects that we had talked about, we had just closed out a $385 million deficit. we had introduced pension reform as we talked about it at that time to get the city in better economic gear. we had also chosen a new police chief by a year-ago and excited to see what that was. and then supervisor kim and i and david chiu had been fresh off of helping the company called twitter sustain the city and i want to thank supervisor kim, who is here today and we're working closely together to make sure we're doing it right. that all of the impacts that we can generate positively, not only on central market, but throughout her district and throughout the city. i also want to acknowledge other peo
Sep 15, 2012 2:30am PDT
sen -- gavin newsom, honorable edwin lee, the hon. minister of the deputy of commerce, the consulate general of china in san francisco, the minister of the embassy of china in the u.s. [speaking foreign language] and the tenant governor newsome is mcclaren's -- lt. gov. newsom is joining us. [speaking foreign language] for the first year, the investment promotion energy and china sf to sign a memorandum of understanding. they are recycling the purchase contract. congratulations. [applause] [speaking foreign language] let's invite both to sign the letter of tintend for soybean purchase -- intent for soybean purchase. congratulations and thank you. [applause] [speaking foreign language] let's invite the china chamber of commerce and paramount. and blue diamond. the china chamber of commerce and blue diamond growers to sign the project on imports of all men's -- almonds. thank you. congratulations. [speaking foreign language] ladies and gentlemen, this is the end of the signing ceremony. congratulations to the organizations and companies and thanks to the distinguished leaders witnessin
Sep 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
mayor, edwin lee, to the podium? [applause] >> thank you. good morning. i want to of course repeat our warm welcome, ladies and gentleman, to the vice minister and his delegation here. to the council general and his wonderful work and to our lieutenant governor, gavin newsom is here. our senior adviser, mr. rossi and those of you from fremont and san jose and around the bay area, thank you for being here on this first china-united states state and regional economic and trade discussion. as you know, san francisco has been home to the biggest and the oldest chinatown in the united states. and so, there could not be a more appreciative place to hold this conference. i will say as i said earlier to the vice minister that it is interesting to note to and i am a student of our chinese history. in the 1800's as darlene has mentioned, many of the ancestors came over from china and whether it was for economic opportunity or search of gold, it is interesting to know that today we're of course seeing our contemporaries coming to invest and look for partnerships opportunities in the united states
Sep 2, 2012 4:37pm PDT
the board of supervisors and sent a strong message to mayor edwin lee, that no one is free of domestic issues. mayor lee, have you looked at your own dirty linen? it is my sincere hope that you give him his job back as jarett, back pay, and his benefits be restored. made a piece of the lord be with you both, and of course, especially theo. thank you to everyone. >> commissioners, my name is francisco de costa. in all of your deliberations, some of those deliberations you have not heard. you have read about them, but you have not heard. we have a sunshine taskforce that after deliberation, sent hundreds of cases before this ethics commission. you have to ask yourself how many of those cases you have drawn into the wastepaper basket. -- thrown into the wastepaper basket. you have to ask ourselves whether we, the people, wanted an ethics commission like this that adjudicates in the manner in which you have thrown out so many cases sent to you by the sunshine task force. let me bring it to your attention. we have four supervisors who have been charged for official misconduct by you, commis
Sep 7, 2012 12:30pm PDT
of the city and county of san been cisco, the honorable edwin m. lee -- the 43rd mayor of the city and county of san francisco. [applause] mayor lee: wow, welcome to city hall. and thank you, beach blanket babylon. what a wonderful performance. let's give her another hand. that was just fantastic. when i started being mayor of the city, i turned to our protocol officer and said, "you know, charlotte, we are going to do a lot of work this year, but these years forthcoming, as we work hard, i want to also have fun. isn't this fun? all right. [applause] this is our 50th anniversary of the wonderful song, "i left my heart in san francisco." tony, it is wonderful for you to be here and grace us and honor us with your presence. your 17 grammys are just so unprecedented. you just won two more this past week, and what a wonderful career. congratulations, tony. i want to thank our school of the arts. i want to thank our boys and girls choruses. thank you. wonderful performances. it is a fitting tribute that our boys and girls choruses and ouryouth -- our yout are here today to perform because they ref
Sep 17, 2012 7:00am PDT
commissioners to follow the course they have chosen, it appears edwin m. lee is are racist. through your inaction, are racist manner --ñr are racist mayra -- we have a racist mayor. ,vcommissionerñr mccarthy: next speaker, please. >> good morning, commissioners. san francisco coalition for responsible growth. on behalf of all of those who spoke at the last meeting or were present and cannot speak, i want to express my sincere appreciation. no more of this now serving one, two, up 4, windows 25. now serving numberñr g48 at winw number>xt 12, drawing and irritating customers and staff. anyway, it was a very irritating afternoon. inspector. taking note of how many people were on the signing for the board's,ñfg -- for the boards, y took themñr to the first floor. commissioners, i commend and thankñr deputy sweeney and the chief building inspector for taking action. that is what dbi is all about, customer service. another matter -- now therew3 is one clerk in charge of the division's. frankly, trying to call one of the division's i am on hold for minutes. is not a small department. we
Sep 5, 2012 4:00pm PDT
host, mayor edwin m. lee and first lady anita lee, and the man of the our, our special guest, mr. tony bennett. [applause] -- the man of the our -- the man of the hour, our special guest, mr. tony bennett. [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause] that is the way you make an entrance, right? [applause] well, mayor lee, mrs. lee, and honored guests, for 50 years, the sounds of tony bennett and his rendition of "i left my heart in san francisco" has said to the world that this city by the bay is the capital of love, beauty, and a unique style that made it one of the plan its tourist destinations. mr. bennett, your voice is the voice of san francisco, and this is your day. [applause] we have a fantastic program for you today. we have some local singers inspired by mr. bennett's career, and they will pay tribute to mr. bennett in song. tony bennett, your dedication to young people is known through countless projects such as your exploring the arts foundation and your founding of the frank sinatra school for the arts. you have proved to be a timeless link between artistic generations. and
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